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's only one problem. >> the big restriction is you can't charge money for what you're doing. the f.a.a. has deemed it safe enough for us to fly, but for some reason it's not safe enough to charge for that same exact flying. so we're doing some community service projects in the area, working with the local park to make promotional videos from the air of some of their trails as and that's where were fitting in. >> sreenivasan: but the expanded use of u.a.v. to include commercial applications may be on the way in the united states. in 2012, congress passed a law requiring the federal aviation administration to come up with a plan so that commercial and privately owned drones could be authorized to share the national airspace by 2015. last fall, a report from the u.s. government accountability office said the majority of these drones would weigh less than 55 pounds and fly below 400 feet. and the f.a.a.'s latest aerospace forecast predicts that once the rules are in place, 7,500 small unmanned aerial systems will be in commercial use in five years. in fact the agency is already permitting
that another tank at the plant might blow up. the faa -- they've imposed a flight restriction over the town of west. i talked to a doctor from urgent care a few minutes ago. she said the number of injuries will make it a great challenge for the number of responders out there. they will have to prioritize, those with the most critical injuries will get the most attention. >> people are scared, people are wanting to pray, they're concerned. they're -- you know, they're scared. it was a -- it's a terrible accident. bottom line. >> what about the fertilizer plant, you said that's been here for years? >> yes, for many years. i heard it's leveled about. >> stuff in there. >> being here and seeing this and not knowing, i would imagine. >> it's just hard to say. >> documents received by media outlets are showing that the fertilizer plant had reported to the epa and local safety officials that it had no risk of fire or explosions. the report says the worst possible scenario would be a 10 minute release of ammonia gas that would not kill or hurt anyone. this report is on file with the local fire depa
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